Juan Martin del Potro has never quite rescaled the heights he climbed with his 2009 US Open victory, but the 25-year-old Argentinian underlined here yesterday how close he is to breaking back into the elite group of players who have monopolised the sport's major honours in the last four years.
Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are only one win away from the 39th meeting of their careers – but the world’s top two were made to work hard before booking their places in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters here yesterday.
Spaniard suffers first hard-court defeat of the year in Beijing
It would be a remarkable return for the Spaniard
After battling to break even on the unglamorous and sometimes corrupt ITF Circuit, the rarefied air of Flushing Meadows is a welcome change for the young British ace
Victoria Azarenka took the women's title in the US Open warm-up event
Andy Murray and Colin Fleming have failed in their attempt to become the first Britons to win a Masters Series doubles title, but the Scots could still take pride in a remarkable week's work in Montreal. For both men it has been excellent preparation for the US Open, which begins in a fortnight's time.
Last summer's Olympic Games provided Andy Murray with some of the best moments of his career, but his second-round match here against Lu Yen-hsun, of Chinese Taipei, will be a reminder of a more painful Olympic experience.
As a player he had been a deft serve-and-volleyer who climbed as high as No 34 in the world
Rafael Nadal won his fifth title this year to continue his run of good form at the Madrid Masters
Andy Murray believes that Dan Evans, one of the heroes of Britain's recent Davis Cup triumph over Russia, needs to become physically stronger and to broaden his horizons if he is to realise his potential.
Spaniard shares lead at Augusta after first day
It has been nine months since the Fab Four last performed together but Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal will finally share the same stage again this week. Since they last appeared together in the same tournament, at Wimbledon last summer, the game's four biggest names have taken widely different routes to the Indian Wells Masters, where the top seeds will enter the fray next weekend.
Scot takes five weeks off from competition to work with Lendl after Australian final defeat
Executive chairman and president of the Association of Tennis Professionals to step down
Andy Murray is back where he kicked off his breakthrough 2012 season and his working partnership with Ivan Lendl, only one win away from successfully defending his title at the Brisbane International.